Says Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn of students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee:
“I view your students as ‘guests,’ since most do not own property in Milwaukee and they do not directly contribute to the tax base,” the chief continued. “As guests, they should be exhibiting appropriate conduct.”
Considering Ed Flynn does not actually own a home in Milwaukee – he rents an apartment – he’s hardly in a position to lecture about guests who don’t add to the city’s tax base.
As for guests in our city “exhibiting appropriate conduct,” Chief Flynn hardly seems in a position to judge what’s “appropriate conduct,” because I hardly think having an extramarital affair with a married journalist hardly constitutes “appropriate conduct” for the Chief of Milwaukee’s Police Department.
The fact is, despite Ed Flynn’s idiotic rhetoric, students at UWM do directly contribute to Milwaukee’s tax base. While students at UWM may not own property, the rent they pay does go towards the property taxes of their landlords, and further, those students pay their fair share of sales taxes for all the goods and services they need while they’re “guests” in Milwaukee.